Category Archives: Industry insights

Travelling to your story

The whole process of travel – on public transport, not in a car – is fraught with opportunity for storytellers.  Four flights and two train journeys in three days have made me think about the possibilities for mystery, murder, suspense … Continue reading

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Got all your ideas for NaNoWriMo?

It’s on the doorstep, howling to be let in. Forget about Hallowe’en tomorrow – it’s NaNoWriMoe’en… Are you ready? Got your ideas lined up, got names for your characters and your setting? How about sub-plots and your supporting cast? Are your … Continue reading

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The novella is back – and this time it means business

With the rise and rise of the e-reader – Kindles and the like – we have seen the return of the novella as online fiction-buyers demand stories shorter than a fully-fledged novel, but longer than a short story.  Enter… the … Continue reading

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What people really want from authors

Author Kate Harrison has done her own survey on people’s reading habits – what they love, loathe, buy and borrow, what they recommend and why. Fascinating and informative for writers, publishers and other readers. Amongst other questions, Kate asked which three … Continue reading

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